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Junior Sailors Set Sail at Royal Irish Yacht Regatta
The Lansdowne Partnership Royal Irish Yacht Club Junior Regatta took place on Wednesday 20th July in challenging and changeable weather conditions. There were 2 courses, one inside the harbour for the Optimist Regatta fleet and one outside the harbour for…
Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) CEO Tara McCarthy presents one of the new compact lifejackets with  integrated personal locator beacon to Kyron O’Gorman, Principle of Irish Youth Sailing Club Dun  Laoghaire. Pictured in the background are Hannah Quigley (13) from Blackrock; Eugeen McCann  (Skipper), Kieran Hall (17) from Glenageary; Sorcha Duffy (13) from Deansgrange and Alan Roche  (15) from Dundrum
Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), the Irish Sea Fisheries Board were delighted to present the Irish Youth Sailing Club with a set of compact Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) on Monday 11th July at the West Pier, Dun Laoghaire. Building on BIM’s…
NYC nippers – adventurous 6-8 year olds went afloat at Dun Laoghaire
This year’s National Yacht Club Nippers course at the East Pier at Dun Laoghaire welcomed the largest group of eager children than ever before to the club. Over six weeks in May and June, adventurous 6-8 year olds dipped their…
The U23 squad consists of six sailors between the ages of 16 and 19
A new youth initiative from the British Finn class has been established to enable aspiring young sailors make the transition from local fleets to international competition by providing a range of training and funding opportunities. This past week the GAC…
Top Irish radial sailor Ewan McMahon emerged as the winner of May's Belgium round of the Laser Europa Cup. Third was  Royal Cork's Johnny Durcan
As Irish youth sailors continue to perform on the international competition circuit, the Royal St. George Yacht Club has announced the host nation will boast the largest fleet at July's KBC–sponsored Laser Radial World Championships on Dublin Bay. Top Irish youth…
Aoife Hopkins (centre) was overall winner of the women's Laser Radial Europa Cup fleet last weekend  in Holland. The Howth youngster was best under–19 too. It wasn't the only Dutch performance from the Irish youths either, Liam Glynn was third in the under–19 boys fleet.
Ireland's next generation of Olympic sailors – male and female – will be in action on Dublin Bay in three months time when 400 of the world's top youth helms compete for the 2016 KBC Laser Radial World Championships. Strong…
Kiwis Jackson Keon and Nick Johnson won silver at the 2015 Youth Worlds
An Irish youth sailing team still to be selected will be heading to New Zealand this Christmas following the World Sailing announcement today that Auckland has been confirmed as the host venue for the 2016 Youth Sailing World Championships. Ireland…
Laser Radial Worlds At Dun Laoghaire Harbour To Attract 400 Competitors
The KBC Laser Radial Worlds (Youth and Men’s 2016 World Championships) was launched at a special event in Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company’s historic Harbour Lodge today. This is the first time Ireland will host this sailing World Championship which, according…
The winning CIT sailing team consisted of: Skipper: Jay Stacy, Main Trimmer: Marcus Ryan, Jib Trim: Pearse O’Flynn, Pit: Amy Harrington,  Bowman: Louis Mulloy
CIT won the IUSA Student Yachting National Championships at Howth Yacht Club, Dublin last Friday by a single point and qualified to represent Ireland at the Student Yachting World Championships in La Rochelle, France in November 2016. This is the…
Part of the massive 261-boat fleet at the Europa Cup that concluded today in Hyeres, France
Ninth overall for Johnny Durcan of Royal Cork Yacht Club and Baltimore Sailing Club topped the Irish Laser youth sailors at the massive Laser Europa Cup's 261-boat regatta that concluded in Hyeres on the French Gold coast this afternoon.  In a…
35 countries are expected to compete in the KBC Bank sponsored Laser Radial Youth and Men’s World Championships 2016 off Dun Laoghaire
KBC Bank Ireland has announced its title sponsorship of the ‘Laser Radial Youth and Men’s World Championships 2016’. This is the first time this sailing World Championship will be hosted by Ireland and supported by KBC Bank. The 2016 ‘KBC…
420s competing at the ISA Youth Nationals off Ireland's Eye
Howth Yacht Club hosted the ISA Youth Sailing Pathway National Championship and Optimist Trials over the four days from 31st March to 3rd April in varied conditions reports Emmet Dalton of HYC. The regatta attracted 192 entries across five classes…
The 2019 Youth Worlds will be held out of Marina Gdynia which is close to the city centre
World Sailing has announced Gdynia, Poland has been selected to host the 2019 Youth Sailing World Championships. Known as Poland's sailing capital, Gdynia is a dynamic, modern city with experience in running large scale events. The 2019 Youth Worlds will…
The International Finn Association has announced a decision to change the age for its Junior titles from under 22 years old to U23. “The decision has been taken following discussions with various federations and National Olympic Committees in order to…
After coming close to qualifying for the Youth Worlds in 2015, with only eight months in a 29er, Royal Cork youth sailor Harry Durcan is looking for a crew who wants to work towards competing at the front of the…
The traditional midwinter festive air of Dublin Airport returned briefly but vividly today when Ireland’s team in the Youth Sailing Worlds came home in triumph from Langkawi in Malaysia bearing the Bronze Medal won in the International 420 by Douglas…

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